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#1 OFFLINE   Dobe

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

I'm thinking about switching from DISH (VIP 622) to DIRECTV (Genie) or maybe DISH Hopper because of the HD recording capabilities.

It seems like the consensus is that both services are pretty much equal when it comes to PQ. I've got a 65" plasma and may be buying a 75" or 80" display before the Fall so I want to make sure I get the provider with the best PQ.

I'm wondering why there's so little talk about the video processors in DVRs. It's an important discussion when talking about the latest blu ray players and other video eqipment. As you guys know, video processors do scaling, deinterlacing, filtering, enhancement processing, contrast management.

It's been a while since I visited this forum so maybe I've missed the discussions.

What's the difference between the quality of the video processors in the new DISH (Hopper) and DIRECTV (Genie) DVRs and shouldn't either of them be much better than the one in my 5 year old VIP 622?

Thanks.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

I know that the video quality from my 722k to a Hopper is very noticable and I know other people have posted the same regarding a VIP to Hopper upgrade and the PQ being much more sharp and crisp.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Thanks. That's great to know. As I said it's been a while since I've visited this forum. It makes sense that the video processors would be better in the new DVRs.

I'm surprised that there's no discussion about the difference between the processors in the Hopper and the Genie -- unless they're both the same.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

I know that the video quality from my 722k to a Hopper is very noticable and I know other people have posted the same regarding a VIP to Hopper upgrade and the PQ being much more sharp and crisp.


Actually is not, many told there is no difference. For depth read TomCat's posts.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

Actually is not, many told there is no difference. For depth read TomCat's posts.


And many said they did notice a big difference,as I did. So I guess you're right.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

You can live happily in your own world ... I don't mind.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:55 AM

Personally I see no difference between 722k and Hopper/Joey in PQ. Both are about as good as it gets considering the source. I calibrate all my TVs on every input and every device. Obviously, the guide looks better on Hopper/Joey, but the channels look the same.

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